Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Happy International Men's Day 2014

"Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence."

International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promot00e basic humanitarian values.

International Men's Day is celebrated in over 60 countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, the Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Ghana, Grenada, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe, on 19 November, and global support for the celebration is broad.

The inaugural celebration of IMD in India was organized by the leading Indian Men's rights organization Save Indian Family on 19 November 2007. The date of 19 November was accepted based on the fact that Australia and the West Indies (Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago) were already observing IMD on that date. The event was again celebrated in India in 2008, and plans have been made to continue the celebration annually.

In 2009, India received the first corporate sponsorship of the International Men's Day with menswear brand Allen Solly deciding to create promotional offers on IMD, and HBO deciding to screen male-positive movies in its "Men are Back" series on 19 November.

Indian Men's rights organization Save Indian Family has joined in with an inaugural celebration of IMD on November 19, 2007. As a first step it accepted November 19 as (Indian) International Men's Day based on the fact that cricket rivals Australians and West Indies (Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago) were already doing it. The event was again celebrated in India in 2008, and plans have been made to continue the celebration annually.

According to its creators, International Men's Day is a time to promote positive aspects of male identity based on the premise that 'males of all ages respond more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative gender stereotyping'. During past years the method of commemorating International Men's Day included public seminars, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, peaceful displays and marches, debates, panel discussions, award ceremonies, and art displays.

The manner of observing this annual day is optional, and any appropriate forums can be used. Early pioneers of IMD reminded that the day is not intended to compete against International Women's Day, but is for the purpose of highlighting men's experiences. In 2009 the following broad objectives were ratified as a basis for all International Men's Day observations, and are applied equally to men and boys irrespective of their age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief and relationship status:
  • To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sportsmen but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
  • To celebrate men's positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
  • To focus on men's health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • To highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
  • To improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
  • To create a safer, better world; where people can live free from harm and grow to reach their full potential.
According to Men's Activism News Network, International Men's Day also interfaces with "Movember" – a worldwide moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health, one of the key themes promoted on IMD. It also interfaces with Universal Children's Day on 20 November and forms a 48-hour celebration firstly of men, then children respectively, with a recognition of the bonds between them.

The theme for 2014 is, "Keeping Men and Boys safe".

The nominated target areas are:
• Keeping men and boys Safe by tackling male suicide;
• Keeping boys safe so they can become tomorrow’s role models;
• Tackling our tolerance of violence against men and boys;
• Boosting men’s life expectancy by keeping men and boys safe from avoidable illness and death;
• Keeping men and boys safe by promoting fathers and male role models.

The 2014 Press Release asks, "People all over the world are used to relating to men as protectors and providers, but how often do we consider the actions we can all take to protect Men and Boys from harm and provide them with a safe world where they can thrive and prosper?"

Monday, 17 November 2014

Canadian Universities/Colleges are eager to join hands with progressive institutes like BFGI: Amrik Virk (Advanced Education Minister, British Columbia)

The 16 member academic delegation of PHD chamber of commerce for Canada visit was highly successful for Baba Farid Group of Institutions. The top 5 universities of Canada collaborated with Baba Farid Group of Institutions during this period. This delegation headed by Mr. Dilip Sharma, Regional Director, PHD Chamber of commerce had an objective of building student exchange programs, Faculty development Programs, Skill development and Research & development between Indian and Canadian institutes. This delegation was flagged off by honorable Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal from CM house.

During a press meet chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal told that Baba Farid Group of
Institutions is working day and night for insuring bright future for the students because of which we will be able to achieve 100% placement of the students in the best and top companies. Mr. Dhaliwal visited the world’s top universities situated in British Columbia (Canada) along with the academic delegation of PhD chamber of commerce. He also told that contrary to the Indian education system where bookish knowledge is given more importance, the Canadian education system gives importance to the practical knowledge. That is why to uplift the standard of education India and Canada are joining hands to bring revolution in field of Indian education.

Considering the need of the hour, universities situated in British Columbia like  University of Fraser valley, Thompson Rivers University, University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of technology being more are also joining hands with BFGI. BFGI has already signed written consent for MOU with Sprott Shaw College for the same. Apart from this, BFGI is also in discussion with Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Langara College, British Columbia and Vancouver Flim School for the collaboration.

Mr. Dhaliwal also told that University of British Columbia which is ranked 33rd in the world has also given approval for a collaborative research program. A written consent has also been signed with Thomson Rivers University is situatedoin 280 acres of land and is a government funded university for the Canadian degree in which students of different courses will study half period of their degree in India and will go to Canada for the completion of their degree.

In addition to this students of class XI &XII can also take admission in university’s pathway program wherein students can have training in their field along with gist knowledge of courses they want to continue further. Apart from this they will also be given coaching for IELTS which would further help them in seeking admission in Thomson Rivers University.

University of Fraser valley also gave its written consent over faculty development and Canadian
degree and also university is planning to open their program in Baba Farid campus. A written MOU has also
been approved by British Columbia Institute of technology for faculty development, skill development and internship of students. Advance education minister, Amrik Virk of British Columbia (Canada) appreciated the efforts of BFGI to provide primary education to students and at the same time skill development, research & development, faculty development and student exchange programs.

Mr. Virk also said that Canadian educational institutes see lots of potential for the development of students in India. Therefore; they want to collaborate with such educational institutes in India whose focus is on skill development and research & development along with providing advance facilities including financial support. The former Chief Minister of British Columbia (Canada), Mr. Ujjal Dosanjh said that he will give full support for the development of such educational Institutes and hopes that BFGI will cooperate to bring quality education, research programs, sharing knowledge and will provide potential opportunities to the researchers of both India and Canada.

The present Chief Minister of British Columbia (Canada), Christy Clark welcomed Indian Educational delegates and appreciated efforts by them to uplift the standard of education.  Counselor General, Mr. Ravi Shankar of British Columbia and other delegates also appreciated the efforts and promised to support for the same.

During press conference, answering to a question, Mr. Dhaliwal said that it is due to the collaboration with world’s top Universities and colleges that the professors from the top educational Institutes of
Canada will teach Indian students and apart from this Indian and Canadian students will be able to work together on research projects that leads to good placement opportunities to them. He also said that in future the curriculum of foreign Universities will be taught to students wherein they will be given practical exposure in the foreign labs.

As per one of the agreements, 5 students of Baba Farid college of Engineering and Technology got
selected by the University of Oslo for the collaborative research program where they will be working
together with Canadian students on research projects. Apart from this discussion with Norway
University of Science and Technology is also in process to work upon research projects on agriculture and social science. Chairman of the group, Mr. Dhaliwal has also visited Singapore in order to have academic collaborations with the top educational Institutes of Singapore. He is also set to visit USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand in order to have academic collaborations with the top Institutes of these countries. He said that, ' BFGI will be ready to become an university the day itI offers world class education system to its students.'


Happy Children's Day 2014


While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. 

                         Angela Schwindt

Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect an "appropriate" day.

International Day for Protection of Children, observed in many countries as Children's Day on June 1 since 1950, was established by the Women's International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). Major global variants include a Universal Children's Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.

Children's day, in hindi known as "Bal Diwas", in India falls on November 14th every year and for good reason. Children's day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru's birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji's love for them.

About Jawahar Lal Nehru

On November 14, 1889, a son was born to an eminent lawyer, Motilal Nehru and his wife Swaroop Rani at Allahabad. They named him Jawaharlal. He was a brilliant, kindhearted child who was greatly loved by all. His father wanted to give him the best education and hence sent him to England for his M.A. from Cambridge. The British ruled India at that time.When he returned to India, young Jawaharlal realized that he wanted to help the poor and the downtrodden. He took part in the Freedom Struggle of India and became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi who had just returned from South Africa at that time. When India gained its independence, he became the first Prime Minister of free India.

He was a perfect blend of eastern philosophical values and western scientific thinking and encouraged technological progress. But he was also a man of letters and a great poet and wrote some famous works like, Glimpses of World History and Discovery of India. His letters to his daughter, Indira, were also compiled into a book and reflects his philosophical outlook, his compassion and above all, his tender heart.
The Birth of Chacha Nehru

Chacha Nehru as the children fondly referred to him, was fond of both children and roses. In fact he often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. He was the beloved of all the children who gave him the endearing name of Chacha Nehru.

Celebrations

As a tribute to this great man and his love for the children, his birthday is celebrated all over India as CHILDREN's DAY. Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrate this day by organizing cultural programmes. Teachers of the school perform songs and dances for their students.

Therefore, Children's Day is special. It is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Still Alive….. The Great Thoughts of Gandhi Ji

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". The festival of Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India, on October 2nd the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, with reverence all over the country. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', the apostle of peace was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.
The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Gandhi had a natural love for 'truth' and 'duty'. With his complete dedication and confidence, Gandhi freed India from the British Rule and proved the world that freedom can be achieved with non-violence. Even today his teachings are encouraged to stay away from violence and find peaceful solutions to conflicts. For Gandhi, Truth and Non-violence was his entire philosophy of life. Mahatma Gandhi was a man with simple tastes and values. With keeping that in mind and giving him full honour and respect the festivities on this day are very less.

About Mahatma Gandhi (Oct. 2, 1869- Jan, 30 1948)

Mahatma Gandhi was a national icon who led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule, empowered by tens of millions of common Indians. He was a man who did what he said and led an exemplary and a transparent life.
Born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, a small town on the Gujarat coastline. He was the son of Karamchand Gandhiand Putlibai, Karamchand's fourth wife. He was married to a Kasturba Gandhi at the age of 13 and had four kids. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Throughout his life he opposed any form of terrorism or violence, instead using only the highest moral standards. His philosophy of nonviolence, for which he coined the term satyagraha, has influenced national and international nonviolent resistance movements to this day. From the time he took charge of the freedom struggle in 1918 he was lovingly called as "Mahatma" meaning "Great Soul" by millions of Indians. By means of nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi helped bring about India's independence from British rule, inspiring other colonial peoples to work for their own independence and ultimately dismantling the British Empire. Gandhi often stated that his principles were simple; drawn from traditional Hindu beliefs: truth (satya) and nonviolence (ahimsa).

 Famous Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi:

 "Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love."
"Ahimsa means not to injure any creature by thought, word or deed, not even to the supposed advantage of this creature."
"I claim no perfection for myself. But I do claim to be a passionate seeker after Truth, which is but another name for God."
"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could."
"Poverty is but the worst form of violence."

Prayer meetings were an important part of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba's life. All religions and faiths were given equal importance in the daily recitation of prayers. The prayers always culminated by proclaiming "Although we call you by different names, you are One, Give us the wisdom to understand this, O Lord.

Gandhi Jayanti or Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is observed every year as a national holiday to commemorate the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948). His non-violence or satyagraha continues to influence political leaders and movements till date. The celebration and essence of Gandhi Jayanti is not restricted within India and also observed by the United Nations as the International Day of non-violence that aims to disseminate his philosophy, principle and believe in non-violence through proper education and public awareness.

Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is also a moment to relive Mohandas Gandhi's life and contribution in India's Independence. Born in a small coastal town Porbandar in Gujarat, Gandhi married Kasturbai Makhanji at the age of 13. His childhood memories and experiences are vividly depicted by him in his autobiography ‘My experiments with truth’. Gandhi at the age of 18 went to England to study law and returned to India in 1915. After his homecoming, he led nationwide stir for achieving Sawaraj, abolition of social evils, empowering women rights and improving economic conditions of peasants and farmers. He further strengthened his movement against the British Raj and led Indians in protesting Dandi March Salt in 1930 that was later followed by the popular Quit India in 1942 calling British to leave India.

At Raj Ghat, New Delhi, and across India, people gather to observe Gandhi Jayanti in innovative ways that includes offering flowers on Gandhi's pictures, statues and singing his favourite devotional song Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.

The government offices, banks, schools and post offices remain closed on Gandhi Jayanti to pay homage to 'Father of the Nation'. Additionally, as a tribute to this great soul, the Indian government mint rupee notes and also issue postage stamp depicting Mahatma Gandhi's photo. In May 19, 2011 at Geneva, a 1948 10 Rupee Mahatma Gandhi stamp was auctioned for a whopping price of US $205,000 making it a world record as the most pricey modern postal stamp from any country.
The significance of Gandhi Jayanti celebration transcends beyond commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's birth and his life as followers renounce violence and entirely devote themselves to Gandhi's philosophy and principles of Ahimsa i.e living a life by following non-violence.

The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti traditionally kicks off by singing prayers, offering flowers, lighting candles and garlanding Gandhiji's photo or statue. Mahatma Gandhi's life and principles has inspired lives of all ages but it will be noticed as the biggest change this year. For the first time in the history of India, Gandhi Jayanti will not be a holiday for government staff who will have to report to work to take the 'Swachch Shapath'. Minister Narendra Modi is already to celebrate this year Gandhi Jayanti with a grand transformation. Modi government at the centre cancelled holiday and asked all government employees to be present in office on the day which is generally a national holiday in India.  The Centre had earlier declared Oct 2 (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) as compulsory holiday.
All government employees will have to be present in office on Oct 2, Gandhi Jayanti as Modi has been scheduled to launch 'clean India' campaign, and take the cleanliness pledge, a directive issued by the Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Wednesday, Sept 24.

The employees will be administered 'Swachhata Shapath' (pledge of cleanliness) in government offices, public functions and events on Oct 2, the directive said. The cleanliness drives led by senior officials will be undertaken in all government and public offices. The Prime Minister will on Oct 2 launch 'clean India' campaign, aimed at cleaning the country. There will be a special cleanliness drive in government offices from Thursday till Oct 2 to get rid of clutter, garbage and weed out old and unwanted things from government office premises. Modi had on Aug 15 announced the launch of the campaign.

"I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect and it begins with cleanliness. I, therefore, have to launch a 'clean India' campaign from Oct 2, 2014 and carry it forward in four years," Modi had said in his speech on Independence Day from the Red Fort. The Cabinet Secretary had earlier also written to secretaries of central government departments pressing the need for clean working spaces. "There are certain offices where construction material is lying for years. In some office premises, unused or junked vehicles are also parked.

The departments have already been asked to make sure that no clutter, unused vehicles, rubbles or building material are lying in the office premises. There may be surprise inspections to ensure the effectiveness of cleanliness drive. Senior officials have sprung into action and instructed their concerned supervisors to ensure that the office premises are clean.


If you are keen to explore more about Gandhi Jayanti, then Gandhi Jayanti 2014 is the correct time to become familiar with Gandhi’s everlasting and priceless philosophy, and also his role as an architect of Indian Independence. 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Make Healthy Choices NOT Harsh Choices

World Heart Day, annual observance and celebration held on September 29 that is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and their global impact. In 1999 the World Heart Federation (WHF), in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the establishment of World Heart Day. The idea for this annual event was conceived by Antoni Bayés de Luna, president of WHF from 1997–99. World Heart Day was originally (until 2011) observed on the last Sunday in September, with the first celebration taking place on September 24, 2000.
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death globally. In the early 2000s, roughly 17 million people worldwide died from cardiovascular diseases annually. The majority of these deaths were the result of coronary heart disease or stroke. Although cardiovascular diseases are often considered to be afflictions of people living in developed countries, where sedentary lifestyle is common, more than 80 percent of deaths from these diseases occur in low- and middle-income developing countries.

The primary causes of cardiovascular diseases—poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking—are considered modifiable factors. Thus, even in developing countries, which often lack efficient health care programs, the majority of these diseases can be prevented. Cardiovascular diseases also have a major impact on economic systems within countries, because of the high health care costs associated with treatment and lost productivity associated with disability and absenteeism from work.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide and this is projected to remain so, according to WHO. About 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2005 that’s more than victims of cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria representing 30 percent of all global deaths.

Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy – all in the name of keeping your ticker in good working order, and improving the health and well being of people the world over. Overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels are all factors which can trigger heart disease and threaten our own lives, and those of loved ones. Heart Day was set up to drive home the message that heart problems can be prevented.

Risk factors that may lead to heart disease and stroke include:
§  Raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.
§  Smoking.
§  Inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables.
§  Overweight.
§  Obesity.
§  Physical inactivity.

Protect Your Heart
Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol will reduce your risk of dying of heart disease. Here are some tips to protect your heart:

Follow your doctor’s instructions and stay on your medications.
Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt; low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol; and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • ·  Take a brisk 10-minute walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.
  • ·  Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quit as soon as possible.

Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms:
·         Chest pain or discomfort.
·         Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
·         Shortness of breath.
·         Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death. Together with organizations such as WHO, the World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors – which are tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity – are controlled. World Heart Day started in 1999 and is held on the last Sunday of September every year.
 Each year’s celebrations have a different theme, reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health. 2014’s theme is creating heart-healthy environments. Together with World Heart Federation members, World Heart Day spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled. The success of World Heart Day depends on the proactivity of organizations from around the world to help us spread awareness of CVD, the world’s number one killer.

World Heart Day 2014 Theme
This year, World Heart Day’s theme is creating heart-healthy environments. The places in which we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But individuals frequently cannot make heart-healthy choices due to environmental factors, such as the availability of healthy food or smoke-free zones.

The aim is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes and promoting education internationally about ways to be good to your heart. This lesson is becoming increasingly relevant as reports of obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity in children and young people become more and more common. So on Heart Day, get involved, eat your fruit and vegetables and get outside; both you and your heart will feel the benefits.

This World Heart Day, the focus is on creating heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to make heart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day 2014 encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us. There are many ways to get involved, from signing our petition to planning your own World Heart Day event. Please help us to give everyone the right to make Healthy Choices NOT harsh Choices.



Friday, 19 September 2014

BFCET celebrated Engineer’s Day, 2014

Principal Manish Goyal lighting the lamp on Engineer's' day.
Entire country celebrated the Engineers’ day. September 15 is fêted every year in India as Engineers ' Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the well-known engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya who was born on the same day in 1860. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Internationally acclaimed for his brilliance in harnessing water resources. He was responsible for the successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.

He served as the Dewan of Mysore State and was considered to be the architect of the all-round development of Karnataka. Among his most successful projects are the design and construction of the K.R. Sagar dam and its adjoining Brindavan Gardens, turn-around of the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, setting up of the Mysore Sandalwood Oil Factory and many more such beautiful infrastructures.

Engineering Students rewarded for their achievements.
Scientists dream about doing great things.
Engineers do them.

Honoring the success of M. Visvesvaraya, Baba Farid College of Engineering & Technology celebrated ‘Engineers Day’ on 15th September 2014. Mr. Harpal Singh, Deputy Director (F&M) & Mr. B.D Sharma Deputy Director (Activities) BFGI had graced the occasion with their presence as distinguished guests. Er. Manish Goyal, Assistant Director (Academics), formally welcomed the Guests, along with other dignitaries and students present over there. He addressed the students and told about importance of the Engineer’s Day. Engineer’s Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Some of the achievements of M. Visvesvaraya during his career:
·         He remodelled the entire city & improved its drainage system in Hyderabad.
·         He introduced block system of irrigation & water weir flood gates in Bombay.
·         He was involved in building railway bridges and water schemes in Bihar and Orissa.
·         He supervised the construction of Asia’s biggest dam, KRS dam in Mysore at that time.
·         At the peak of his career he got several international offers to work on bigger challenges, but he took the offer of the Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar, to contribute for the development of the state.
·         Mahatma Gandhi has also praised the administration of mysore general & engineering feats of Sir MV in particular.

 After his retirement:
·         He was involved in several national committees and bodies where he repeatedly emphasized over the importance of engineering & technology in national development.
·         He was even awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna for his contribution towards development of the country.
·         Sir MV had dedicated his entire life towards development of the nation and he epitomized all the qualities of an ideal engineer throughout this life.
·         Hence it is natural for India to honor him by celebrating his birthday as Engineers’ Day.

Dedicating this day to Sir M. Visvesvaraya and admiring his achievements students of Computer science and Engineering, BFCET, Anmol and Vanshita gave pleasing presentation on the life history of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Apurva, student of Information Technology, had given speech on the theme of Engineers Day “Making Indian Engineering World Class”. On this occasion the students of BFCET performed skit which is based on the theme of “Outstanding Women Award “. 

Mr. B.D. Sharma, Deputy Director (Activities), BFGI shared his views on this occasion and motivated the students to implement their ideas and knowledge to prepare innovative models to serve the society.  After that, students were awarded for their achievements in Robotics, Project making and other technical activities. Balraj, Anuj, Sandeep, Sukhjinder and Bhagat raj of electronics and communication engineering were specially appreciated for bagging 1st position in Robo war in a National level Techfest held at IIT Guwhati. At last Er. Jarnail Singh, Deputy Dean(Activities) extended heartiest congratulations to the students for their achievements and presented vote of thanks to  the Guests and other dignitaries for sparing their valuable time. Mr. G.S. Dhaliwal, Chairman, BFGI congratulations to the whole staff & students of BFCET on Engineer’s Day.

On this Engineers' Day in India which is celebrated in the memory of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, BFGI wishes every engineer of this country to be in high regard as an unsurpassed engineer in India like Mokshagundam!!